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Food Review: NOM Bistro & Bakery  OK Apr 26, 2015   
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Categories : Bakery | Café | Desserts and Cakes | Pasta | Salads

 
Address:

400 Kallang-Paya Lebar Way

Macpherson Community Club Level 1

(S) 379131

Nearest MRT Station:

Macpherson MRT Station

What they are famous for:

Various selection of rainbow Cakes, Breakfast, Mains

Opening hours:

Mondays to Sundays: 11am - 11pm

Closed every 1st Tuesday of the month.

Atmosphere: 7/10
Price: 7/10

Food: 7/10

Service: 7/10

 
Indoor Seating

 

 

 
Outdoor Seating

 

 
Food Menu

 
Drinks Menu

We had:

 
Vanilla Pops (With Chocolate Cookies) - $5.50

The Vanilla scent was really strong but just waaaay too sweet!

 
Poppy Pop - $6.50

(Chocolate, chocolate cookie, milk)

This was slightly better than the first, I guess chocolate fans would love this!

 
Truffle Fries - $9.90

(Topped with garlic truffle, truffle oil, parmesan)

The truffles fries looked really underwhelming and tasted almost the same way. It had a decent amount of basil and truffle oil sprinkled on but I felt that the fries were a little too soggy!

 
Beer Battered Fish & Chips - $14.90

(Pacific dory, fries)

The Pacific dory was fresh and I loved the batter that they used! Just a pity that the beer battered taste was not as significant! It's quite a pity that the mains at NOM were not as delish as their rainbow cakes.

 
The Ultimate NOM Burger - $14.90

(NOM Minced beef patty with caramelized onions, sliced tomato, cheddar, bacon, fried egg, fries)

The minced beef patty I had was waaaaay overdone and the bread was a little stale. I felt that it was quite a disappointment, considering how they had so much potential in this dish as the marination of the beef patty was good.

 
Oreo Rainbow Cake - $8.90

Probably their only redemption point I guess! I have had rainbow cakes before, and I have always concluded that they were just coloring, flour and had nothing special to them (Still half true).

The ones at NOM took rainbow cakes to a whole new level. The cake batter was moist and dense, and I loved the oreo cream filling!

They even serve Speculoos Cookie Butter Rainbow Cakes (!!!!!)

 
Service:

The food was served to us really quickly!

Atmosphere:

NOM is located at Macpherson CC and so it was really prominent and accessible. The cafe was brightly lit and also had the miniature iconic dragon playground located indoors which was really cute. Their cafe seating mostly accommodates groups of 4, but also has outdoor seats if you wish to enjoy your food out in the open!

Toodles!

NOM is located at Macpherson CC and so it was really prominent and accessible. The cafe was brightly lit and also had the miniature iconic dragon playground located indoors which was really cute. Their cafe seating mostly accommodates groups of 4, but also has outdoor seats if you wish to enjoy your food out in the open!
 
Recommended Dish(es):  Rainbow Cake
 
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Date of Visit: Apr 04, 2015 

Spending per head: Approximately $25(Dinner)

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 4  |  
Price
 3

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[Advert] SUFOOD Singapore Smile Apr 26, 2015   
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Categories : Italian | Taiwanese | Vegetarian | Salads | Noodles


Thanks to the people at Su Food, I got to try out their 8 course Italian-Inspired Vegetarian cuisine.

I have never been a big fan of Vegetarian food, but the dishes served at Su Food definitely made me a convert. I can't wait to bring my parents there to savor them in the near future!

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Background Story:

Founded in 2010, SUFOOD is the first meat-free concept restaurant under WOWPRIME GROUP, the largest F&B operator in Taiwan. Through a joint venture, SUFOOD is launching in Singapore for the very first time at Raffles City in May 2014.

SUFOOD is not only inspired by Italian cuisine but also by how it is prepared; though only using basic cooking techniques, Italian cuisine still exudes diverse and rich flavors. SUFOOD thus relies chiefly on the quality of the fresh ingredients to create innovative and delicious meat-free cuisines.

Their manifesto of using the rule of five:

5-colour groups of vegetables & fruits to give you a variety of nutrients

 
5 natural spices for an added flavor boost and

5 cooking methods to present you with an utterly gastronomical indulgence!

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The set course costs $29.80++, but I can assure you that it is definitely value-for-money, especially with the standard of food served and the pleasure of dining in such an amazing ambiance. I highly doubt you can find any restaurant that serves quality Vegetarian cuisine at such an affordable price.

PROMOTION:

They're currently having a promotion for DBS/POSB card members!

Enjoy a 1 for 1 8-course meal (worth $29.80++), valid from 2 - 4:30pm daily!

(But I mean, I would also go even without the promo because yes, the food is THAT good. I'm not trying to oversell them here. It's truly based on my personal opinion!)

 
Su Food is located at Raffles City Shopping Centre, Level 2!

Opening Hours:

Lunch: 1130am - 430pm (last order at 3pm)Dinner: 530pm - 10.30pm (last order at 9pm)

Tel:

6333 5338

 

 
Before ordering, the servers would check with you if you're allergic / can't consume Garlic or onion!

Definitely a thumbs up for their impeccable service!

The menu at Su Food is pretty structured and fitted to your personal palette. It focuses on an 8 course meal with various choices of salads, soup, mains, dessert and drinks.

 
We were first greeted with a cup of Mulberry Cider Vinegar to cleanse our palette before each main course. The vinegar might be a little strong for some on the first sip, but you'll gradually get accustomed to it after the consecutive sips!

 
1) Appetizers

 

 
We were advised to dine from right to left so that the end taste would not be too overpowering.

From right to left:

Japanese Yam with wolfberry dressing, Taiwanese, Oriental greens with Sesame dressing and a savory Cherry Tomato Jelly.

2) Rosemary Breadsticks - FAV!

 
Homemade rosemary infused breadsticks ith a choice of Thousand Island / Mustard Dip.

Couldn't get enough of the mustard dip!

3) Salads

 

 
Mushroom Salad

(Button and Shitake mushrooms with steamed broccoli and sliced cherry tomatoes glazed in a vinegar dressing)

 
Summer Salad

(A colorful array of sweet potato, carrot, pepper. and seasonal fruits served with Thousand island dressing and sesame sauce)

4) Soup

 

 
Cabbage and Sweet Potato Stew

(Konjac root stewed with cabbage and sweet potato)

 
Mushroom and Pea Pottage

(Button, Shitake and King Oyster mushrooms stewed with blended sweet peas)

5) Mains

 

 

 

 

 

 
Wild Mushroom Charcoal Tagliatelle - MY FAV!

(King Oyster mushrooms sauteed in light olive oil and homemade dressing on a bed of fragrant charcoal tagliatelle)

For those who might not know what Tagliatelle is, they're long, flat ribbons of pasta. The Tagliatelle at Su Food brought pastas to a whole new level. They were so springy, chewy and light!

I would highly recommend you guys to order this when you are there as it's one of their signature dishes as well!

 

 

 

 
Star Pizza - MY FAV!

(A golden star-shaped pizza, filled with oyster mushrooms, cream cheese, mustard and wasabi mayo sauce. Topped with salted seaweed)

The mains were the star dishes of our entire meal (no pun intended). Like seriously, how can you say no to a cream cheese stuffed pizza? The seasoning and toppings worked really well together!

6) Desserts

 

 
Vanilla Ice-cream with Hot Chocolate

(Coat your vanilla ice-cream in as much warm, dark chocolate fudge sauce as you wish)

 
Banana Cheesecake

(Banana cheesecake drizzled with blueberry sauce, accompanied with chocolate waffle roll)

7) Drinks

 

 
Left:

Passion Fruit Calamansi Drink

(Refreshing aromatic calamansi tea with fresh passion fruit)

Right:

The Ashitaba

(Restorative Japanese Ashitaba leaves, blended with aloe vera juice and honey)

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Thank you so much for the invite once again!

This is a restaurant that I'll definitely return to!

Toodles!


I have never been a big fan of Vegetarian food, but the dishes served at Su Food definitely made me a convert. I can't wait to bring my parents there to savor them in the near future!
 
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Date of Visit: Apr 08, 2015 

Spending per head: Approximately $29.80(Lunch)

Dining Offers: 試食活動


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Environment
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Service
 4  |  
Clean
 4  |  
Price
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Food Review: Paddy Hills Smile Apr 26, 2015   
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Categories : Western Variety | Asian Variety | Café | Restaurant

Paddy Hills has been making its name on platforms such as Instagram with its insanely photogenic dishes such as Berry Ricotta Hotcakes, The Asian Brick and Squid Ink Tagliatelle (See menu below). It is a cafe by day and tapas bar by night, offering a fusion of gastronomical delights which will bound to take you by storm.

 


Atmosphere: 8/10
Price: 7/10

Food: 8/10

Service: 8/10

 

 
Interior

 

 

 

 
Desserts

 
Outdoors

(The famous #ootd wall)

 
Lunch Menu

We had:

 
Squid Ink Tagliatelle - $24

(Puffed rice, seared scallp, mentaiko, ikura and tobiko)

We ordered this dish since we been seeing countless of it on our Instagram feed, and it sure did not disappoint. The tagliatelle was tangy. though I felt that the seasoning was a tad salty. The seared scallops were fresh, and nothing can ever go wrong when mentaiko, ikura and tobiko fuses together in a dish. $24 might be a little pricey, but I would still recommend you to try this on your first visit.

 

 
Big Breakfast - $24

(2 slices of toasted bread, house-cured salmon, bacon steak, double roasted mushrooms, chunky avocado spread, caprese and eggs done your way. Choice of: 63 degrees, poached, fried, scrambled)

The visual spread definitely undermines its taste. The avocado spread was a good accompaniment with the scrambled eggs, which were creamy and light. What caught our attention the most was the bacon steak! It was a Western rendition of Chinese roasted pork (shior bak as they call it), and the juicy pork slice, together with its BBQ sauce got a major thumbs up from us. Not forgetting the ricotta and tomato slices! The only thing which we felt could be improved on were the salmon slices which could have been fresher.

 

 
Berry Ricotta Hotcake - $19

(Blueberry sugar, berries, pine nuts, mascarpone and maple syrup)

All hail the Berry Ricotta Hotcakes!

This reminded us fondly of the Madeleines at Delifrance, but with a fruity twist. Check out how fluffy and thick the hotcake was! I am proud to say that it lives up to its hype, and more certain to say that you'll definitely regret if you don't order this.

Do note that their Berry Ricotta Hotcakes take around 20-25 minutes to be served.

Service:

The food at Paddy Hills takes a little longer to be served, but I would gladly wait if the consistency of food remains. The servers took notice of our plates that were smeared with squid ink and promptly offered us a change of plates. Good and attentive service indeed!





Atmosphere:

Paddy Hills gives off various vibes with its brick walls, wooden tables, and rustic coffee machines. Their interior is pretty spacious so it'll be perfect for group gatherings. Just be sure to make reservations since it would get extremely crowded, especially on weekends.

Toodles!

Paddy Hills has been making its name on platforms such as Instagram with its insanely photogenic dishes such as Berry Ricotta Hotcakes, The Asian Brick and Squid Ink Tagliatelle (See menu below). It is a cafe by day and tapas bar by night, offering a fusion of gastronomical delights which will bound to take you by storm.
 
Recommended Dish(es):  Berry Ricotta Hotcakes
 
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Date of Visit: Apr 21, 2015 

Spending per head: Approximately $25(Lunch)

Other Ratings:
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Environment
 3  |  
Service
 4  |  
Clean
 5  |  
Price
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